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Old 05-10-2004, 05:44 PM   #1
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Cool 2.6.6 - Philips Quickcam Support?


Is it just me, or has someone else noticed that the PHILIPS COLOR QUICKCAM (PRO 3000 / PRO 4000, ETC) support is gone from "usb support" has it moved?! REmoved perhaps? I hope not. It was nice not to have to compile it.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 12:15 PM   #2
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So.. no comments?
 
Old 05-12-2004, 06:36 PM   #3
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well for those of you that care, the ones that have these cams and are considering upgrading to the 2.6.6 kernel, the pwc appears to be broken, and had been, at least temporarily removed from the kernel. I would assume also that pwc will not compile on 2.6.6, hence it's removal.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 11:30 AM   #4
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Yup, noticed the missing entry "PWCX Decompressor¨. It's a shame. I have a brand new Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 on my desk and no system to use it

Peter
 
Old 05-30-2004, 03:41 PM   #5
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Try the PWC/PWCX 9 BETA drivers available from the website (google webcam linux)

Might work.. else just revert to 2.6.5 :/
 
Old 05-30-2004, 05:01 PM   #6
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Already did. No luck. No entry there.... Working with SuSE 9.1 Pro. Don't know how to get the entry in .config

Too bad. Maybe I have to wait until Linus add it to the source tree.

Regards,

Peter
 
Old 05-30-2004, 07:24 PM   #7
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I have the same problem, i'm not really that smart with .config (actually, it has to be compiled in first) even then I have no idea.. lol

Lets hope PWC/X 9 makes it into the next version.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 02:09 PM   #8
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Webcam - pwc+pwcx+2.6.x

Hello.

As it say here : http://www.smcc.demon.nl/webcam/#status
2004-05-13: Don't panic about PWC missing in 2.6.6; it's not. But the USB maintainer decided to label it as "BROKEN" because of a single compile warning. That's all. A warning about a void function that should return an int (or vice versa), which has admittedly been in 2.6 for a while, because I was quite busy with PWC 9. I simply didn't feel like writing a one line patch when a new version could be there any time soon. Flames should go to greg@kroah.com.

If you want the pwc+pwcx modules in 2.6.6 kernel (i run this one, and test that with the 2.6.5 also)

Download PWC 9.0 BETA 2
http://www.smcc.demon.nl/webcam/release.html#pwc9beta

«un»tar it in you're /home.
and read the README it explain how to patch the kernel and install the Glue things and others stuffs.

do your make menuconfig

To see the pwc and pwcx modules you have to :
Go to the Device Drivers Section->Multimedia Devices-><*> or <m> Video for linux.
Then get back to the main menu
Code maturity level options->[*] promt for developpemtn and/or incomplete code/drivers.

Get To Device Drivers Section ->USB suport , and you should see the both pwc+pwcx.


Hope that help someone.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 06:13 PM   #9
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followed those instructions exactly, i had all the options '*' already, so I just makeconfig and i didnt see it in USB section
 
Old 06-09-2004, 06:16 PM   #10
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got it! Here was the problem:
[*] Prompt for development and/or incomplete code/drivers
[ ] Select only drivers expected to compile cleanly
[ ] Select only drivers that don't need compile-time external firmw are

Make sure the bottom two are NOT '*'
 
Old 06-09-2004, 06:37 PM   #11
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it work now ?

hello
you're webcam now working ?
wana try gnomemeeting with me ?

I've also found here :

http://www.vanheusden.com/setpwc/

a little command line tool that can read/set parameters of webcam with pwcx.


bye.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 06:38 PM   #12
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Re: Webcam - pwc+pwcx+2.6.x

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Originally posted by pingouinux
Hello.

As it say here : http://www.smcc.demon.nl/webcam/#status
2004-05-13: Don't panic about PWC missing in 2.6.6; it's not. But the USB maintainer decided to label it as "BROKEN" because of a single compile warning. That's all. A warning about a void function that should return an int (or vice versa), which has admittedly been in 2.6 for a while, because I was quite busy with PWC 9. I simply didn't feel like writing a one line patch when a new version could be there any time soon. Flames should go to greg@kroah.com.

If you want the pwc+pwcx modules in 2.6.6 kernel (i run this one, and test that with the 2.6.5 also)

Download PWC 9.0 BETA 2
http://www.smcc.demon.nl/webcam/release.html#pwc9beta

«un»tar it in you're /home.
and read the README it explain how to patch the kernel and install the Glue things and others stuffs.

do your make menuconfig

To see the pwc and pwcx modules you have to :
Go to the Device Drivers Section->Multimedia Devices-><*> or <m> Video for linux.
Then get back to the main menu
Code maturity level options->[*] promt for developpemtn and/or incomplete code/drivers.

Get To Device Drivers Section ->USB suport , and you should see the both pwc+pwcx.


Hope that help someone.
Do I only have to download pwcx-9 beta?? or shoul i also download pwc-8.12 from the page you mention?? I run kernel 2.6.6
 
Old 06-09-2004, 06:47 PM   #13
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you're choise

hello

I use the beta. if you rather use the 8.x branch you can, but take care, it's not the same to install.

If you go for the beta9 (i've no troubles with it since 3 days i have a webcam and try to make it running) you just need to download the : http://www.smcc.demon.nl/webcam/pwcx-9.0-beta-2.tar.gz

and it's all

Hope that's help.

See you.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 06:57 PM   #14
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sure, i'll hop on, give me your contact info for gnomemeeting

my callto address should be freakster88@hotmail.com
 
Old 06-09-2004, 06:57 PM   #15
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yes, btw, its working.. im using 9 beta 2 thanks for the info!! works like a champ
 
  


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